Total Feeds Product Booklet by Better Equine

Total Feeds Product Information Booklet by Better Equine

TOTAL EQUINE® was devel- oped from science and experi- ence and first produced in 2000. The nutrient levels are based on what has been learned by scientific research over the last 40 years. The physical form of

The low NSC level due to the absence of any starch from grain allows it to be fed to horses that are IR or have Cushing’s Syndrome. Due to the combination of nutrients and the processing and highly digestible fiber in the alfalfa hay makes the entire ration highly digestible. This reduces the amount of waste produced by the horse. TRACE MINERALS Trace minerals are the catalysts for most chemical reactions in the body and some are important for antioxidant activities. Total Equine® contains levels and ratios of all trace minerals with known requirements and are added at levels above those levels. This insures the horse will not be deficient in any trace mineral even under severe stress or hard work. Bioavailability of trace minerals is very important in how well an animal can digest and use the minerals in question. Total Equine® is formulated to contain 50% of the Copper, Manganese and Zinc in the form of chelates. This insures maxi- mum digestibility and availability to the horse. VITAMINS All chemical reactions in the body that produce growth, reproduction, work and even maintenance require a catalyst or several cat- alysts. This is the main function of B-Vitamins. Total Equine® contains all of the B-Vitamins for which requirements have been established and they are all formulated at levels to insure higher than minimum requirement levels. B-Vitamins also function as antioxidants to re- duce the rate of cell destruction by pollutants in the environment as well as metabolic byproducts from the ration. PROCESSING Total Equine® is steam extrud- ed. This process insures maximum digestibility compared to raw, unprocessed or steam pelleted starch. The extruded starch is digested in the small intestine whereas most of raw or pelleted starch is digested in the ceacum and/or large intestine by fermentation. This reduces the pos-

extrusion and the specific ingredients are what horses, mules and donkeys need to maximize health, attitude and performance. The base of Total Equine® is alfalfa hay, which gives it the odor and flavor equines love. The palatability is excellent. The fiber level supplies 70 – 80% of the equines needs for a safe ration. When fed at 4.00 lb. per 1,000 lb. body weight, Total Equine© provides the nutrients required by mature equines when fed with adequate quality roughage. FIBER Alfalfa hay is the main source of fiber in Total Equine®. It is formulated to provide the minimum fiber required by a horse in order to maintain normal gut motility and health. Due to the combination of nutrients and the extrusion process the roughage fed is more digestible. Many customers have reported 25 – 30% re- ductions in hay consumption when feeding Total Equine™ LNSC. PROTEIN The protein in Total Equine® is de- rived from alfalfa, rice bran, and natural oil meal. It also contains the added amino acids methi- onine and lysine, which insures an adequate balance of the essential amino acids required by the horse. MAJOR MINERALS Minerals are the main build- ing blocks for bones as well as being important for all chemical reactions in the body. Contains the major minerals calcium, phosphorus, mag- nesium and potassium and sodium in the correct levels and ratios for maximum growth, activity and health. ENERGY Extruded beet pulp and alfalfa grain are the major sources of energy in Total Equine®.

sibility of compaction or gas colic, which can be caused by feeding raw or poorly processed starch. Improving the digestibility not only im- proves starch digestion, but also improves diges- Copyright 2016 Total Feeds Product Information Booklet by Better Equine All Rights Reserved

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